Published in the Hebrew Watchman, May 23, 2019
Yaron Weiss, a seventh-grade student at Bornblum Jewish Community School qualified for recognition at the state level by the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Yaron is the son of Jessica and Daniel R. Weiss.
Yaron attend a special recognition ceremony at Belmont University’s campus in Nashville on Monday, May 6, where he received a certificate and medallion embossed with the Duke TIP logo.
Students scoring at or above the national average (of college-bound high school juniors and seniors) on at least one part of the SAT or ACT qualify for recognition at the state level.
The Duke University Talent Identification Program, also known as Duke TIP, was founded in 1980 and is dedicated to the cultivation and education of talented youth. The Talent Search identifies academically talented seventh graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending sixth grade. These candidates are invited to complete either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examination. Duke TIP then provides the participants with comparative information concerning their academic abilities and resources for unique education opportunities. The goal is to assist young people with excellent mathematical or verbal aptitude.
According to Sally Baer, General Studies Principal at Bornblum, “We are so proud of Yaron. He is a wonderful student and a real mensch. Every day, he exemplifies what it means to be a Bornblum student.”